Before he became the next Prime Minister of Canada, he was a teacher at a private school in Vancouver.
On the heels of his monumental election win, we’re learning more about Justin Trudeau and his West Coast connection.
Head of the Senior School of West Point Grey Academy Stephen Anthony remembers a Trudeau who, in the late 90s, was far from the public eye.
“He was just Justin our colleague and he was Mr. Trudeau to all of his students.”
Anthony says Trudeau was just as passionate, excitable, and energetic.
“Students speak very kindly and nostalgically about their time when Justin was here. Very motivational, very upbeat, he really wanted to hear their voice. That was really important to him then.”
He believes that it was the delivery of his eulogy for Pierre Trudeau that really put Justin in the national spotlight and could be considered as the start of the path that would put Justin on a path eventually leading him here, as the next prime minister.